Natural History Museum, Njegoševa 51, P.O.Box 401, Belgrade, Serbia

    ABSTRACT: The family Nabidae (Heteroptera) in Serbia is represented by 14 species. This paperincludes a review of 1158 specimens from Serbia kept in the collections of the Natural History Museumin Belgrade. Also included are literature data on distribution of these species in Serbia, starting with theyear 1874. The distribution of Nabidae species in Serbia was determined from records of their presencein certain regions.

    KEY WORDS: Heteroptera, Nabidae, distribution, Serbia


    With respect to the number of species, the family Nabidae can be considered one of the small-er families within the Heteroptera. In Serbia, 14 species from this family have been recorded.Nabidae in Serbia are treated in certain faunistic papers (FRIVALDSZKY, 1877; HORVÁTH, 1903;DIVAC, 1907; KORMILEV, 1936; CSIKI, 1940; ŽIVOJINOVIĆ, 1950; PETRIK, 1958; BENEDEK, 1969,PROTIĆ, 1986, 1987, 1993) or collection catalogs (PROTIĆ, 1990, 1998, 2006).

    The goal of this paper is to determine the representation of species in certain regions ofSerbia. When the list of species in Heteroptera collections of Natural History Museum was com-piled (PROTIĆ, 2006), certain species were accidentally omitted, so this is an opportunity to publishdata on their distribution. Data on specimens of the family Nabidae, collected on the territory ofSerbia and kept in the collections of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade are published togeth-er with literature data here for the first time.


    The number of specimens processed in this study was 1158 (501 males and 657 females).They belong to the family Nabidae, were collected on the territory of Serbia during the period of1920-2005, and are currently kept in the Heteroptera collections of the Natural History Museum inBelgrade. The literature data mention some even older records of these species in Serbia, starting

    Acta entomologica serbica, 2006, 11 (1/2): 19-32 UDC 595.754 (497.11)069 (497.111) (089.3)

  • with 1874 (FRIVALDSZKY, 1877).

    According to MARKOVIĆ (1980), Serbia can be divided into the following areas, regions, andsubregions: Banat, Bačka, Srem, “Posavska” Serbia (along the Sava River), “Podrinjska” Serbia(along the Drina River), Zapadno Pomoravlje [area around the western Morava (=ZapadnaMorava) River], Šumadija, the Belgrade Microregion, Veliko Pomoravlje [area around the Morava(=Velika Morava) River], Stig and Braničevo, Carpathian Serbia, Balkan Serbia, Južno Pomoravlje[area around the South Morava (=Južna Morava) River], Vlasina and Krajište, Toplica andJablanica, Stari Vlah and Raška, Ibar-Kopaonik area, Kosovo, and Metohija. Species density (Tab.2) in different subregions was calculated by the formula:

    r=log(S)/log(A)S = number of species; A = area (km2)


    The regional division of Serbia according to MARKOVIĆ (1980) is used in this paper. Withinindividual regions, species of family Nabidae are listed in systematic order. The notation “New” infront of the names of certain localities in the list indicates that these specimens were not includedin our previous paper on the family Nabidae of former Yugoslavia (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    PANNONIAN SUPERREGIONVOJVODINABanatProstemma sanguineum (Rossi, 1790)Deliblato Sands: Dolina (PROTIĆ, 2006)Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Deliblato Sands. Dolina, Bavanište (PROTIĆ, 2006)Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834)Deliblato Sands (PAL, 1969)Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846 Banatski Karlovac (PROTIĆ, 2006)Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Pančevo, Borča, Sakule, Deliblato Sands, Dubovac, Djavolji Most Dunav-Tisa-Dunav, Jasenovo(PROTIĆ, 2006).New: Deliblato Sands: Devojački Bunar 07.06.2003 (two males), 09.08.2003 (two males, threefemales), 28.05.2005 (two males, two females) leg. A. Stojanović; Sakule 30.08.2003 (two males,two females), leg. A. Stojanović.Nabis pseudoferus Remane, 1949Deliblato Sands: Šušara (PETRIK, 1958); Deliblato Sands: Devojački Bunar, Korn, Jasenovo,Djavolji Most Dunav-Tisa-Dunav, Pančevo, Dubovac (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Deliblato Sands, Čardak, Grebenac, Korn (PROTIĆ, 2006).New: Deliblato Sands 25.05.2005 (one male, one female), leg. A. Stojanović.Nabis (Tropiconabis) capsiformis Germar, 1838

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  • Deliblato Sands: Devojački Bunar, Jasenovo, Borča (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    BačkaAlloeorhynchus flavipes (Fieber, 1836)Petrovaradin (HORVÁTH, 1897)Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Lok (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Ljutovo (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Subotica, Biserno Ostrvo (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) punctatus A. Costa, 1847Horgoš (BENEDEK, 1969), Biserno Ostrvo (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Sombor (BENEDEK, 1969).

    SremProstemma aeneicolle (Stein, 1857)Ruma (HORVÁTH, 1897); Jakovo: Jakovački Ključ, Fruška Gora: Stražilovo (PROTIĆ, 2006).Prostemma. guttula guttula (Fabricius, 1787)Galovica, Zemun (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Fruška Gora: Brankovac, Jakovo: Bojčinska Šuma, Progar, Boljevci: Crni Lug (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834)Zemun, Surduk, Stari Slankamen, Stari Slankamen: Koševac, Boljevci: Crni Lug (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Stalia) boops (Schiødte, 1870)Ruma (HORVÁTH, 1907).Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846 Jakovo: Jakovački Ključ, Jakovo: Bojčinska Šuma, Boljevci-Progar (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Stara Pazova (LANGHOFFER, 1898); Zemun, Obedska Bara, Boljevci-Progar, Slankamen, StariSlankamen: Koševac, Galovica, Surčin, Ledine, Boljevci: Crni Lug, Surduk, Dobanovci (PROTIĆ,2006).New: Stari Slankamen: Koševac 28.06.2003 (one female), 30.08.2003 (two males, two females),leg. A. Stojanović.Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949 Zemun, Ledine, Obedska Bara, Surduk, Stari Slankamen: Koševac, Progar (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Obedska Bara, Boljevci-Progar, Jakovo, Ledine, Boljevci: Crni Lug, Surduk (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    PERI-PANNONIAN SUPERREGION“Posavska” Serbia (along the Sava River)

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  • Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Mala Moštanica: Žuto Brdo (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834)Mala Moštanica: Žuto Brdo (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Konatice, Rajac, Mala Moštaniaca: Žuto Brdo (PROTIĆ, 2006).New: Mala Moštanica: Žuto Brdo 06.07.2001 (one female), 22.06.2002 (one female), 16.08.2003(two females), leg. A. Stojanović.Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Obrenovac, Konatice, Mala Moštanica: Žuto brdo (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Makiš, Mala Moštanica, Mala Moštaniaca: Žuto Brdo, Konatice (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    “Podrinjska” Serbia (along the Drina River)

    Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Rajac (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Rajac: Jasenje (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Rajac: Jasenje (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    CENTRAL SERBIAŠumadijaAlloeorhynchus flavipes (Fieber, 1836)Radmilovac (PROTIĆ, 2006).Prostemma guttula guttula (Fabricius, 1787)Begaljica (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Radmilovac, Vinča, Vrčin, Popović, Kosmaj (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834)Ripanj (HORVÁTH, 1903); Begaljica, Kosmaj, Ritopek, Vinča, Vrčin, Gornja Sabanta, Grocka, Rad-milovac, Stepin Gaj, Avala (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846Beli Potok, Umčari, Vinča, Radmilovac, Stepin Gaj, Smederevo: Landal, Kosmaj (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Ripanj (HORVÁTH, 1903); Beli Potok, Šiljakovac, Djurinci, Radmilovac, Stepin Gaj, Begaljica,Avala, Vinča, Kosmaj, Pinosava, Ritopek, Vrčin, Salakovac, Dražanj, Popović, Rušanj, Sremčica,Kragujevac: Šumarice, Topola-Božurnja (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949 Grocka, Radmilovac, Šiljakovac, Begaljica, Kosmaj, Beli Potok, Vinča (PROTIĆ, 2006). Nabis (Nabis) punctatus A. Costa, 1847Vinča, Šiljakovac, Radmilovac (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  • Radmilovac, Vinča, Grocka, Stepin Gaj, Vrčin, Kosmaj, Avala, Barajevo, Sremčica, Beli Potok,Rušanj, Begaljica, Pinosava, Popović, Lipovica, Dražanj, Kragujevac: Šumarice, Rudnik: Gradovi(PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Tropiconabis) capsiformis Germar, 1838Topola (WAGNER 1962), Šiljakovac, Radmilovac, Salakovac, Djurinci (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    Belgrade Microregion Alloeorhynchus flavipes (Fieber, 1836)Radmilovac, Belgrade: Dedinje (PROTIĆ, 2006).Prostemma aeneicolle (Stein, 1857) Belgrade: Ada Ciganlija (PROTIĆ, 2006).Prostemma guttula guttula (Fabricius, 1787)Belgrade (HORVÁTH, 1903); Belgrade: Košutnjak (PROTIĆ, 1990); Belgrade: Novi Beograd andTopčidersko Groblje (PROTIĆ, 2006).Prostemma sanguineum (Rossi, 1790)Belgrade: Novi Beograd (PROTIĆ, 2006)Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Belgrade: Košutnjak (MARTINO, 1949); Belgrade: Ada Ciganlija, Topčider, and Resnik (PROTIĆ,2006).Himacerus (Aptus mirmicoides) (O. Costa, 1834) Belgrade: Topčider, Rakovica (HORVÁTH, 1903); Belgrade (DIVAC, 1907); Belgrade: PionirskiGrad, Bubanj Potok, Košutnjak, Topčider, Ada Ciganlija, Resnik, and Novi Beograd (PROTIĆ,2006).Nabis flavomarginatus (Scholtz, 1847)Belgrade: Avala (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846Belgrade: Topčider and Resnik (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Belgrade, Belgrade: Topčider, Žarkovo, and Rakovica (HORVÁTH, 1903); Belgrade: Košutnjak(MARTINO, 1949); Belgrade, Belgrade: Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade, Topčider, Košutnjak, Resnik-Kružni Put, and Rakovica (PROTIĆ, 2006).New: Belgrade: Resnik: Kružni put 24.07.2004 (one male, three females), leg. A. Stojanović; Bel-grade: Košutnjak 15.07.2004 (one male, one female) leg. A. Stojanović.Nabis(Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Belgrade: Ada Ciganlija, Košutnjak, and Resnik (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Belgrade (HORVÁTH, 1903); Belgrade: Topčider, Košutnjak, Ada Ciganlija, and Resnik (PROTIĆ,2006).New: Belgrade: Rakovica 11.08.1983 (two females), leg. Lj. Protić.

    Veliko Pomoravlje [area around the Morava (=Velika Morava) River]

    Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Dobričevo (DIVAC, 1907).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  • Dobričevo (DIVAC, 1907).

    Stig and BraničevoAlloeorhynchus flavipes (Fieber, 1836)Požarevac (Kormilev, 1936)

    Prostemma sanguineum (Rossi, 1790)Rečica 13.6.1954, leg. J. Stančić (PROTIĆ, 1986) Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834)Požarevac (HORVÁTH, 1903).New: Ponikve 27.3.1954, leg. J. Stančić (PROTIĆ, 1986)Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846Požarevac, Golubac (HORVÁTH, 1903); Usje (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Tropiconabis) capsiformis Germar, 1838Požarevac (KORMILEV, 1936)Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Požarevac (HORVÁTH, 1903); Usje, Vince, and Zatonje (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Ponikve, Veliko Gradište, Vince, Topolovnik, Požežena, Kusići, and Braničevo (PROTIĆ, 1986).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Požarevac (HORVÁTH, 1903); Usje (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    HIGHLAND SUPERREGIONEASTERN SERBIACarpathian SerbiaAlloeorhynchus flavipes (Fieber, 1836)Negotin 19.05.1942, leg. N. Kormilev (PROTIĆ, 1990)Prostemma guttula guttula (Fabricius, 1787)Negotin: Bukovo (DIVAC, 1907); Majdanpek: Vrtača (ŽIVOJINOVIĆ, 1950).Prostemma sanguineum (Rossi, 1790)Negotin: Bukovo (DIVAC, 1907)Nabis flavomarginata (Scholtz, 1847) Stara Planina Mts., Beljanica: Trlište (PROTIĆ, 2006)Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834) Golubac, Dobra (HORVÁTH, 1903), Negotin: Bukovo (DIVAC, 1907); Majdanpek (ŽIVOJINOVIĆ,1950); Žagubica, Donji Milanovac, Beljanica (PROTIĆ, 2006)Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Majdanpek (ŽIVOJINOVIĆ, 1950).Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846Majdanpek (ŽIVOJINOVIĆ, 1950)Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Golubac, Tekija, Dobra (HORVÁTH, 1903); Majdanpek, Pek River (ŽIVOJINOVIĆ, 1950); Kladovo,Vratna, Veliki Krš: Gornjane, Stol, Kusjak, Miroč: Stenišće, Beljanica: Hajdučki Potok, Veliki Štr-bac, Negotin: Rogljevo (PROTIĆ, 2006).

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  • Nabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Kusjak, Stol (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Golubac (HORVÁTH, 1903), Majdanpek (ŽIVOJINOVIĆ, 1950); Brnjica, Crni Vrh, Mokranje, VelikiKrš, Veliki Štrbac, Mali Štrbac, Plavna, Vratna (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    Balkan SerbiaNabis flavomarginatus (Scholtz, 1847)Niš, Bela Palanka, Pirot, Sveta Petka (HORVÁTH 1903); Stara Planina Mts. (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834) Niš, Bela Palanka, Pirot (HORVÁTH, 1903)Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Niš, Bela Palanka, Pirot, Sveta Petka (HORVÁTH, 1903); Suva Planina: Lanište (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Bela Palanka (HORVÁTH, 1903)

    SOUTHERN SERBIAJužno Pomoravlje [area around the Southern Morava (=Južna Morava) River]Prostemma sanguineum (Rossi, 1790)New: Leskovac (KORMILEV, 1936) Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834) Jastrebac (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Vranje (HORVÁTH, 1903).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Ozren: Ripaljka (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    Vlasina and KrajišteNabis flavomarginatus (Scholtz, 1847) Vlasina, Vlasina: Vrla, Lake Vlasina, Vlasina: Klisura, Mali Čemernik, Besna Kobila (PROTIĆ,2006).Nabis (Nabis) brevis Scholtz, 1846Ruplje (HORVÁTH, 1903)Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Trgovište (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Lake Vlasina (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    SOUTHWEST SERBIAStari Vlah and RaškaHimacerus (Aptus mirmicoides) (O. Costa, 1834) Užice (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis flavomarginata (Scholtz, 1847)Zlatar, Tara, Tara: Borovo Brdo, Tara: Kozje Stene, Tara: Kaluđerske Bare, Tara: Mitrovac (PROTIĆ,

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  • 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Tara: Manastir Srpski Svetitelji 31.07.2002 (one female), leg. Lj. Protić, Tara: Zaovine22.07.2003 (one female), leg. Lj. ProtićNabis (Nabis) pseudoferus Remane, 1949Bioska: Djetinja, Tara: Jelisavčiči (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Tara: Manastir Srpski Svetitelji, Tara: Zaovine, Tara: Kaludjerske Bare, Tara: Mitrovac, Tara:Šljivovica (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    Ibar-Kopaonik AreaProstemma aeneicolle (Stein, 1857)Kopaonik: Ječmište (PROTIĆ, 2006).Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus (Fabricius, 1789)Kopaonik: Šanac, Goč (PROTIĆ, 2006)Nabis (Nabicula) flavomarginatus (Scholtz, 1847)Kopaonik: Treska (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758) Aleksandrovac: Lozovik (DIVAC, 1907); Kopaonik: Ječmište, Kopaonik: Srebrnac, Kopaonik:Milanov Vrh (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    KosovoNabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Šara: Suva Reka (PROTIĆ, 2006).Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Šara: Prevalac, Šara: Suva Reka (PROTIĆ, 2006).

    MetohijaProstemma guttula guttula (Fabricius, 1787)Peć (CSIKI 1940).Prostemma sanguineum (Rossi, 1790)Kosovo Polje, Kosovska Mitrovica, Peć (CSIKI, 1940)Himacerus (Aptus) mirmicoides (O. Costa, 1834) Kosovska Mitrovica, Peć, Dečani. (CSIKI, 1940).Himacerus (Stalia) boops (Schiødte, 1870)Korab (CSIKI, 1940)Nabis (Nabis) ferus (Linnaeus, 1758)Kosovo Polje: Mitrovica, Peć (CSIKI, 1940).

    Nabis (Nabis) rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Kosovo Polje, Peć (CSIKI, 1940)

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    This paper for the first time combines data on specimens of the family Nabidae kept in thecollections of the Natural History Museum with data gleaned from the literature. The study includ-ed 1158 specimens of the family Nabidae collected at 148 localities throughout Serbia. The exam-ined papers mention 30 additional localities for Nabidae in Serbia not included in the list of local-ities for specimens in the Natural History Museum. The localities are presented on the UTM mapof Serbia (Fig. 1). The value of the density quotient (r) is greatest for those subregions of Serbiathat have been most studied, namely, Šumadija, the Belgrade Microregion, and Carpathian Serbia.

    The following four species are the most abundant and have the widest distribution in Serbia:Nabis ferus (Linnaeus), N. rugosus (Linnaeus), N. pseudoferus Remane, and H. mirmicoides (O.Costa). Nabis ferus (Linnaeus) was recorded in all 17 subregions in Serbia. It is followed by N.rugosus (Linnaeus) in 15, H. mirmicoides (O. Costa) in 11, and N. pseudoferus Remane in 10 sub-regions (Tab. 1). Nabis ferus (Linnaeus) and N. rugosus (Linnaeus) are euryvalent species. Thespecies N. flavomarginatus (Scholtz) is distributed at higher altitudes. In Serbia, it was recordedfrom Avala (500 m above sea level) to Kopaonik (2000 m above sea level).

    For the species Himacerus (Stalia) boops (Schiødte), there are only two known localities inSerbia: Ruma (HORVÁTH, 1907) and Korab (CSIKI, 1940). These two localities are biogeographi-cally completely dissimilar. The Ruma locality is in Srem and belongs to the biome of Sub-Mediterranean deciduous (mostly oak) forests, while Mt. Korab is at the tripoint of Serbia,Macedonia, and Albania and belongs to the zone of Holarctic boreal forests. It is known that this

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    Superregion Region Subregion Surface area/km2 No of

    localities No of

    species Density index

    Banat 8997 16 8 0.228 Bačka 8671 7 6 0.197 PANNONIAN Vojvodina Srem 3838 20 9 0.266 “Posavska” Serbia 3276 5 5 0.198 Western Serbia “Podrinjska” Serbia 3101 2 3 0.136 Zapadno Pomoravlje 52223 0 0 Šumadija 6070 28 10 0,264 Belgrade microregion 3222 13 11 0.296


    Serbia Veliko Pomoravlje 2841 1 2 0.093 Stig and Braničevo 1688 12 8 0.230 Eastern Serbia Carpathian Serbia 8423 27 10 0.269 Balkan Serbia 5184 6 4 0.160 “Južno” Pomoravlje 5609 4 4 0.178 Vlasina and Krajište 2334 8 4 0.153

    Southern Serbia

    Toplica and Jablanica 4172 0 0 Stari Vlah and Raška 8479 12 5 0.194 Ibar-Kopaonik area 1780 8 4 0.185 Kosovo 3991 2 2 0.083


    Southwest Serbia

    Metohija 4684 5 6 0.211

    Table 2. Density index (r) in Serbian subregions. Data on the area of each subregion (km2), num-ber of established species (sp.), and number of studied localities are given in separate columns.

  • species is euryvalent in relation to humidity, and the two Serbian records match this pattern. Weassume that this species is found in small populations in nature, as after 1940 it was never againrecorded. The author collected one specimen in 1985, on Mt Durmitor in Montenegro (PROTIĆ etal., 1990).

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    Fig. 1 Map of Serbia with UTM grid and studied localities where Nabidae were recorded.

  • The specimen of Prostemma sanguineum (Rossi) collected by Stančić in June of 1954 at theRečica locality in the Ramsko-Golubačka Peščara (Sands) was originally identified as P. bicolorRambur (PROTIĆ, 1986, 1998). However, after a review of the material and re-determination, it wasidentified as P. sanguineum (Rossi).

    The following biogeographical elements are present among Serbian Nabidae species:Mediterranean (37.5%), Palaearctic (18.75%), Eurasian (12.5%), Euro-Siberian (25%), and cos-mopolitan (6.25%).

    All these species are zoophagous and potentially important, as they might be useful for bio-logical control of pestiferous insects and mites.


    I am very grateful to my associate and colleague, Aleksandar Stojanović, conservator-ento-mologist at the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, who collected a large number of specimensand prepared the map of Serbia.


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    Природњачки музеј Београд, Његошева 51, П. фах 401, 11000 Београд, Србија


    У Србији је фамилија Nabidae (Heteroptera) заступљена са 14 врста (Таб. 1). У раду јеобрађено 1158 примерака, који су уловљени на 148 локалитета широм Србије. Истраженилокалитети приказани су на UTM карти Србије (Фиг. 1). Наведени су и литературни подацио распрострањењу ових врста у Србији, почевши од 1874. године на још 30 локалитета накојима су констатоване Nabidae у Србији, а који се не налазе на списку локалитета збиркиПриродњачког музеја.

    Распрострањеност врста фамилије Nabidae у Србији урађена је према њиховојзаступљености у појединим регионима и подрегионима. Nabis ferus (Linnaeus) нађена је усвих 17 подрегиона у Србији, затим N. rugosus (Linnaeus) у 15, H. mirmicoides (O. Costa) у 11,а N. pseudoferus Remane у 10 подрегиона. На основу израчунате вредности коефицијентагустине (r) закључујемо да је она највећа за подрегионе у Србији, који су највише иистраживани, као Шумадија, Београдска микрорегија и Карпатска Србија.

    У Србији су најбројније и најзаступљеније четири врсте: Nabis ferus (Linnaeus), N. rugo-sus (Linnaeus), N. pseudoferus Remane и Himacerus mirmicoides (O. Costa). Еуривалентне суNabis ferus (Linnaeus) и N. rugosus (Linnaeus). N. flavomarginatus (Scholtz) распрострањена јена већим надморским висинама. У Србији је ловљена од Авале (500 m) до Копаоника (2000m). Врста Himacerus (Stalia) boops (Schiødte) у Србији је позната на само два локалитета:Рума (HORVБTH 1907) и Кораб (CSIKI 1940). Предпостављамо да се ова врста јавља у малимпопулацијама у природи, јер после 1940. године више није нађена у Србији. Само једанпримерак уловљен је у Црној Гори на Дурмитору, 1985. године (ПРОТИћ et al. 1990).

    Припадност и процентуална заступљеност врста фамилије Nabidae из Србијепојединим биогеографским областима је следећа: медитеранске (37,5%), палеарктичке(18,75%), евроазијске (12,5%), евро-сибирске (25%) и космополитске (6,25%).

    Значај ових врста је у могућности да се примене у биолошкој борби против штетнихинсеката и гриња, јер су све зоофагне.

    Accepted June 15, 2006

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